Friday, February 23, 2018

Get an in-depth look at Tate Hall during March 8 Open House and Self-Guided Public Tours

Get an in-depth look at the recently completed $92.5 million renovation of the historic Tate Hall. Talk with researchers and explore selected research labs. See a variety of learning spaces that serve more than 5,000 students each semester and learn about old and new traditions.
See the new Tate Hall!

Take a self-guided tour of the recently completed $92.5 million renovation of the historic Tate Hall. The renovated building, which is home to the School of Earth Sciences and the School of Physics and Astronomy, includes new research labs, classrooms, and public space for star-gazing.

Tate Hall Open House and Self-Guided Public Tours
Thursday, March 8, 2018
11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Tate Hall

The event is free and open to the public.

Stop by the information table in the atrium on the Northrop Mall side to pick up your printed tour guide.

About the event

Talk with researchers and explore selected research labs that are studying the outer reaches of space, the sediment beneath our waters, and the history of climate change as told by rocks. See teaching labs that serve more than 5,000 students each semester from colleges across campus. Learn about old traditions of the Ely Greenstone in the outdoor rock garden and the unique new art installation that doubles as a puzzle representing the disciplines housed in the building.

Other highlights on the tour include the new large auditorium that serves as a main location for classes and public events, a four-story atrium with skylight in the center of the building, and the historic rooftop observatory that was restored and improved, providing more space for public viewings of the night sky.

Originally completed in 1927 with two additions in the 1960s, Tate Hall is a prominent building on the University of Minnesota Northrop Mall. Countless students have taken classes and conducted research in the building during the last 89 years. Tate Hall houses approximately 350 faculty, post-doctorates, graduate students, and visiting researchers. The building includes about 20 teaching labs and more than 15 research labs.

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